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, the global public square. welcome to all of you around the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we have at important story for you today. start with the proet -- protests. we'll talk to paul wolfowitz and others. next up, michael lewis spent eight months in the white house with unprecedented access to president obama. we'll talk about who obama is and how he makes decisions. also, why is israel trying to get the united states to commit to waging war when israel itself isn't willing to do so. and finally we'll take a look at these pictures. do you think they were taken by nasa or the european space agency? no, a teenager with a second-hand camera. >>> but first here's my take. the images of the american embassy burning in benghazi might have conjured up memories of tehran in 1979, but the analogy is false. in libya, the government is not fomenting anti-americanism. it is fighting it, openly declaring america an ally and friend. libya is pro-american by two to one. the violence there appears to have been the work of small extremist elements that lack much popular support.
. >> the united states will not allow iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. we'll do what it takes to prevent that from happening. all options remain on the table. the president has been very clear and that includes the military option. >> shannon: our ambassador to the united nations says the u.s. will stand with israel and do what it takes to stop oran from developing a nuclear weapon, as israeli prime minister netanyahu says iran is 7 to 8 months away from being able to build a nuclear bomb and demands that the united states give a red line to iran. we start with peter doos gee senator john mechanic cane said an hour and-a-half that he thinks the united states is sing exactly the wrong main to the israelis about whether or not we will have their back, if iran gets closer to building a nuclear weapon. >> we keep tells the israelis not to attack, shouldn't we be telling the iranians that that we are with israel and they should back down. >> reporter: the u.s. bamdass dorto the u.n. says that the united states will do whatever it takes to prevent iran from acquiring the nuclear weapon and the
and indirect fire. for the united states government to simply say it was a spontaneous acted flies in the face of the facts. >> gregg: leland vittert is live in cairo. what is the latest in libya? >> reporter: right now the libyan president is talking about these attacks. he said he wouldn't be surprised if they were preplanned and go through a list of reasons he thinks this has a very sophisticated planning system rather than just spontaneous protests which then turned into attacks. we'll go through what he said. he thought because it happened on 9/11, that led to the idea there was some significance or symbolism for one of these groups that was in some way affiliated. number two, how heavily armed the attackers were. the way they used direct fire and indirect fire as the congressman talked about as they went through the u.s. consulate building. last point, an interesting fact there was really two attacks. that was a follow on attack at the safe house that was used by the con sue lalt officials that these groups knew about. not only did they attack the consulate but attacked the safe house an
on his relationship with president obama. he also believes israel and the united states can work together to prevent iran from developing nuclear weapons. >> is israel closer to taking action into its own hands? >> we always reserve the right to act, but i think if we are able to coordinate together a common position, we increase the chances that neither one of us will have to act. >>> meanwhile, the obama administration today pushing back against prime minister netanya netanyahu's statement that iran is even close to making enriched uranium for weapons. >> they're not there yelt. they are not there yet. our assessment is, and we share this regularly with our israeli counterparts in the intelligence and defense community, that there is time and space for the pressure we are mounting, which is unprecedented in terms of sanctions to still yield results. this is not imminent. >>> turning to the campaign trail now. mitt romney had an event scheduled for colorado later today. it was his only campaign event of the weekend. that event canceled after an unrelated incident at pueblo's airport. he
the united states in the wake of that antimuslim film. take a look at this map. you can see just how widespread the protests are. even though many have been violent, there were also several peaceful protests in many countries. and the violent protests were actually a lot smaller than some may have expected. now, many americans just really don't understand why these protests are breaking out across the world. joining me in studio now to help break it down, michael han lan, specialist in foreign policy. good morning, michael. thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> i have to say, the first question i have when these protests first started breaking out, seemed to be a very serious situation. then as they continue to go on and be a little bit sporadic, i wonder how much is authentic, related to the film, how much of it is just an excuse to protest america? >> i think it's a great question. it's also very important you emphasize correctly, but in a way a lot of people haven't, these protests are generally small. a number of them are nonviolent. today it's already midday sunday and mos
risks for the united states, to go into these troubled areas to know who is doing what with whom and to help those who stand on our side of what we hope change will bring. i think it's very, very important not to disengage from this vital region. we have to find a way to doesn't involve military invasions of course. the count re's weary of that. we have to find ways to support those who are more secular in their outlook, they may not be a majority or the strongest, but these are our long-term allies. >> you are saying, there has to be tolerance for cultural differences. but my big concern that that folks don't want to go and assume those posts because of the danger and then how will we get information like the video running in egypt, if we don't have the right number of people in the right places... our national security, could it be jeopardized? >> of course, there are time when is diplomats will famously step forward, as happened in the disgraceful moment in the state department, saying going to iraq would be a death sentence. that wasn't true. we didn't lose diplomats there. b
be about a year and that the united states and israel and the world community would know if and when iran makes that turn. another thing they agree on, it can't be just a policy of containing iran, allowing them to go nuclear, but keeping them contained much like the old cold war as the west did with the soviet union. but prime minister netanyahu wants a more forthright stance publicly from the united states in terms of that red line. setting forth, delineating a clear deadline, clear red line of how far iran can or cannot go in developing those nuclear weapons. here's a little bit more of what he told david gregory. >> is israel closer to taking action into its own hands? >> we always reserve the right to act. but i think that if we are able to coordinate together a common position, we increase the chances that neither one of us will have to act. >> he wants more coordination with the united states in taking a stronger stand against iran. meanwhile ambassador rice says iran is growing more isolated under the policies that are now in place absent any military action. >> iran is more isola
by an arlington, va., next. caller: thank you. ron paul needs to abolish the federal reserve or the united states treasury will take over printing money. then the investments would be safe. thank you. host: jeff, republican line, good morning. caller: good morning. as an individual, i have tried to save, realizing that social security was at risk and so forth. i have spoken to people in houston from argentina. frequently. my boss is from argentina. i have to say that if you are unaware of the debt of economic collapse, you really need to find someone who has experienced it. if our credit rating does collapse and we have to pay realistic interest rates, we could not even make the interest on the debt with our taxes, currently. host: jeff, thank you for the call. with the overall debt now in excess of $16 trillion, "the new york times" phrase -- framed it in terms of saving enough. david on the twitter page has this point -- host: shock is on the phone from hawaii, up early on this sunday morning. caller: yes, they have not saved enough. my social security is very minimal. i have been working for m
in the region the thumb, and of the united states is seen in the context of that very long history of american involvement involvement for many muslims seeing us one that has not been good for the region played something of a sparking on role but it really has to be seen in the context of the broad experience to the united states as a not tripos a force in the region. >>> if we look at the broad picture and number of these demonstrations are breaking out our country is in the severe dictatorship recently had revolutions and how much of this is possibly a frustration being vented over these young people's lot in life with new jobs in the future head start of this team to escape felt going to the united it's going after the estates >>> i think you're right a lot of it has to do with local conditions and think about the country's and other countries to combat of revolutions the chest and egypt or tunisia and other countries that have experienced really severe breakdowns with ongoing complex with many radical groups given the lack of a broader political institutions and that has meant those grou
of the states want to work with the united states. they have a small group inside the state that wants to use the united states to rally and raise their own cause and also to undercut the government. so the worst thing we could do is cut support to these governments. they need our help, they want our help. they want to modernize, they want to work with the united states. but we have to do is insist they fulfill their responsibilities to protect our sovereign territory in their countries. >> i want to talk to you about a story that we have been reporting. you've heard about the people who are dressed up in nato uniforms, going in and killing people, harming people. we'll do a story about a young man killed in afghanistan, working -- he said he didn't feel safe trusting the troops he was training -- training the people he was training to be police officer. can you talk about that? that say real problem, isn't it? >> it is a real problem. and i know our commanders in afghanistan are taking additional measures, like making sure our troops are armed, making sure there are sufficient numbers of tro
. this is spread throughout the united states from places like los angeles to providence, rhode island. it's a culture of corruption it seems that even the executive leadership, they knew about this sh didn't report it and kept the people on the boy scouts from tell the parents about it. >> so, that's revealed in the documentation? how was that discovered or alleged that officials knew about it then failed to report it? >> some of these documents the "l.a. times" got their hands on, we asked the boy scouts of america how they got them. they didn't want to talk about that. these are people blacklisted from volunteering with the boy scouts and in the correspondence back and forth between the leadership and people that were allegedly abusing these children, it showed they knew about these cases, covered them up and went so far as to hide the cases from the parents and law enforcement. they didn't report these cases. 80% were not reported to law enforcement. >> so, a cover up also leads one to think that potentially, those who are accused of participating in this kind of behavior, they have al
. as long as the united states doesn't look like it understands the menace it is confronting and is not prepared to take necessary steps i think the terrorists and the radicals will simply be emboldened and, therefore the threat is not a matter of a week or two, it is now a sustained political change in the region. the arab spring has not brought a flowering of democracy as some believed, erroneously in my view, it brought a wave of religious extremism to power in country after country. >> eric: and the administration believes that will continue? do you think the president and the administration did enough in the transition to democracy against the islamists? to try and stop the arab spring from becoming a nightmare? >> well, it was never a transition to democracy. that is the basic point. democracy, you can't use one word to express fully the importance of the culture of a liberal, open society. democracy is not one election and one vote. it is not even just counting votes, you could have a free and fair election, in italy, where fascists take power and germany where nazis t
, should the united states do more. >> the on going protests and riots will be a focus today. they will talk to david about the incidents, and susan rice, american's ambassador to the u.n. we'll discuss the united states role. you can catch that all on "meet the press." the gop candidates are trying to refocus on domestic issues and other issues. paul ryan hammered the president saying his economic policies failed the country. he said that the president has put america on the road to financial re union. >> the federal reserve is coming out with a new bailout. this matters, so the federal reserve is basically saying that we don't have a recovery, obamanomics did not work. >> they are facing a uphill battle. a wall street journal poll shows the president obama five points ahead of them. this morning, sand lism near a mosque is not a hate crime but a random crime spree. about 30 dcars were hit. >> there is no evidence to believe that this is a hate crime or specifically targeting one religious group. >> it is just a hateful account, even if it's not a hate crime. >> and members
. how exactly does the united states contain it when we don't have as much leverage as we would like. >> and mitt romney came out very critical of president obama's reaction for the killing of the u.s. ambassador in libya. one of his advisors say if mitt romney was president this would not be happening. now effective is a statement like that. >> i think they are regretting how quickly they acted. there was a sense that was what called for at that moment was solemn recognition of loss. and the ambassador and three others in libya. beyond that there is a debate about what president obama's policy after the arab spring was apparent. what that has created, should the united states be doing more. i think that is a debate that romney would like to have. and it's a dicey business when you talk about is this would not happen if i informs office, it's hard to prove and not many details. >> you still see romney talking about the recent use of defense cuts, will we see that take more center stage as an issue in the wake of the recent attacks? a september surprise, you know, the idea that foreig
the united states government had no involvement. >> reporter: experts say the administration must walk a fine line. >> it is a dangerous political dynamic on the ground that's fuelled by the fact that the arab spring has not quickly found a very clear direction. >> reporter: after initially taking hits for politicizing american deaths in libya, mitt romney softened his tone. >> well, this is politics. i'm not going to worry about the campaign. >> reporter: with romney trailing in polls on the question of foreign policy, running mate paul ryan continues to hammer the president. >> amid all these threats and dangers what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. >> reporter: today a close ally added more foreign policy pressure. in an interview to air on "meet the press" benjamin netanyahu the israeli prime minister insists mr. obama get tougher with iran over their nuclear program. >> iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism. it is the same fanaticism you see stormg the ing the embassie today. do you want them to have nuclear weapons? >> reporter: with less
. there is no excuse for the consulates being attacked. and so long as i'm commander in chief the united states will not tolerate attacks on americans. >> chris stevens and the other three killed in the attack were brought to the united states on friday. there is no intelligence to suggest that there it is a pre- planned attack but the intelligence committee is not so sure. >> there is no high degree of confidence that it is or was not premeditated. there are still analysts who disagree from our civilian agencies and our department of defense agencies. i've look at all of the information. >> reporter: and the obama administration says it asked google, which owns youtube to look at the video and make sure it meets its standards. in response, youtube said in a statement, quote, this video, which is widely available on the web, is clearly within our guidelines. and so it will stay on youtube. however, we restricted access to it in countries where it is illegal. such as india, and indonesia. as well as in libya and egypt. given the very sensitive situations in these two countries. youtube also say
as i am commander-in-chiefing the united states will not toll rate efforts to harm our fellow americans. >> reporter: some say tuesday's attack was planned. >> it was deliberate and preplanned attack. i was given enough details about this by witnesses. >> reporter: u.s. officials say they have no evidence that the attack was pre-mediated, but as calm appeared to be restored in downtown cairo saturday, the scene of the first protest gives hope that other demonstrations will follow suit. christiana mutch channel 2 ler ktvu channel 2 news. >>> now a mission to secure the embassy is in jeopardy. u.s. said yesterday it was sending in an elite team of marines, but today the sudanese government is now holding up that mission. u.s. officials did not elaborate on the objections. >>> the southern california lawmaker link to the anti- islammic film flaming those proehls those protests appears this morning. >> anything to say? >> it was around 12:30 with nakoula basseley nakoula spoke. federal probation officers interviewed nakoula for about 90 minutes to determine if he violated the term of his
are likely to continue. his remarks come nearly a week after anti-islam video made here in the united states sparked violent demonstrations in about 20 countries. >>> the fbi has arrested an 18-year-old man in chicago on what they say is a thwarted call bomb blot. he had been given a phony device by fbi agents. he allegedly planned to detonate the bomb outside a downtown nightclub. >>> and lawyers for england's prince william and kate middle ton will be in a paris courtroom tomorrow. they are trying to stop further publication of topless photos of the duchess of cambridge. an italian magazine said it plans to publish more picks of kate middle ton tomorrow. >>> political play of the week we think it's mitt romney's early criticism of the handling of the attacks on our consulate in libya and our embassy in cairo. romney issued that tuesday night. wednesday, he didn't back down in his criticism of the obama administration. >> they clearly sent mixed messages to the world and the statement that came from the administration and the embassy is the administration. the statement that came from the a
to be a hearing on whether or not samsung can even sell some of these products in the united states. >> if you have one, you don't have to give it back, you can keep it, but it may mean you cannot get replacement parts in the future. >> yes. >> this is a broader issue in terms of when you come up with an idea, how you protect it. >> that's correct. so if you take it down to sort of the -- you hear a lot of political campaigns about main street versus wall street, a main street business, someone has an idea and wants to protect it, they'll get a patent on the device and process and build a business around it, hire put food on the table of the employees' families and this is worth protecting. someone steals that idea, they'll want to take action and that's what you see in these patent infringement cases. people view their patents as their property and like you don't want someone taking your house, you don't want someone stealing your ideas. >> how is this different than you come up with a tire and another company comes up with steel belted radial tires? how do you protect your idea? >> you go an
own that home. i'm a taxpayer and i'm a united states citizen. >> when 62-year-old brenda lucas doesn't stay with family or friends, she calls this tent home, camping here with few comfort with a place to cook and a place to lie down. she doesn't want to give up on the place she's called home since 1969. >> i didn't want to be a burden on other people. >> lucas had a house on this land on beaumont street but in february of 2011, someone set fire to her home. >> attempted to open the door to the first level and there i saw a column of fire at the front and i just watched my life go up in flames. >> the baltimore fire department ruled the cause of the fire arson. lucas, her daughter and two grandchildren made it out of the house alive. lucas had to be hospitalized for several days for smoke inhalation and minor burns. she has recovered but what has happened since the fire continues to be an open wound for lucas. >> i needed help from wherever it could come. i needed everything. i stood in need of everything because i had lost everything and i said i don't want the city to just level my
. others were protesting on their own time to vent their anger against the united states over the anti-muslim film it allegedly produced in southern california. >>> pope benedict xvi called for peace in the middle east during an open air mass in lebanon today. his appeal comes during a three- day visit aimed at united christians and muslims. the pontiff planned the trip before the unrest broke out this week over the film. he made no reference to the protests but he urged for peace in syria, dekraaiing the violence which -- dekraaiing the violence -- de crying the violence he says causes so much suffering. >>> the man who allegedly produced the film may have gone into hiding. nakoula basseley nakoula was interviewed by the l.a. sheriff's department. after the interview he decided not to return home. investigators are trying to determine whether nakoula who was convicted of bank fraud violated his probation terms. >>> more on a deadly crash north of sacramento. the boat operator was drunk when he crashed into another boat last night. it happened at angle wright lake in yuba county. two p
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